Join us for our first Research to Action free Webinar! Guest speaker, Social Media Consultant Betty Paton, will be presenting on her experience managing the @DFID_Research twitter account for the Department for International Development from 2010 to 2013.
Guides & Tutorials
This guide to Twitter takes you from setting up an account, through building Twitter relationships, to creating and managing lists. It also focuses on policies and procedures, style and tone-of-voice and strategic Twitter goals.
This guide, developed by the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), offers guidance on the use of data visualization, the different stages of visualization development and how it is relevant to communicating your research.
This simple guide, developed by IDS as part of the Think Tank Initiative’s Policy Engagement and Communcations (PEC) programme, is desiged to help people understand what strategic communications is, and what it is not, from a research communications perspective.
This guide provides a sample of frameworks around getting research into policy, which may be of use to think tanks and researchers alike.
This guide provides an introduction to stakeholder engagement, introducing a number of tools that can be used to better understand who your stakeholders are.
The following practical tips have been put together to assist you in making the most of twitter, specifically monitoring and evaluating the impact your twitter activity is having.
The main purpose of Google Analytics is for tracking the traffic activity to and from your website, but how do you know which features you should be looking at and which ones are important to you?
Researchers and their organisations may feel that Instagram does not fit well into their online communication efforts, but in this post Betty Allen argues it could prove to be a handy weapon when communicating research.
Earlier this year we explored why case studies are a bridge to influence. Researchers who work in development will always hope to engage, inform and inspire. Her rare 10 points to help you tell your impact story more clearly.
This guidance note aims to support DFID-funded research programmes as they develop and implement their research uptake strategy. Research programmes which are part-funded by DFID should consult with their DFID programme manager to determine which part(s) apply to them.
Google also offers you a range of opportunities to report on and track the impact you and your research are having. This guide, written by Cheryl Brown and Siobhan Duvigneau, provides a number of simple ways to track and trace your research on the web.